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STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS
MINUTES – Sub-committee Meeting
August 13, 2013 – 1:30 p.m.
Joe R. Williams Building, 5th Floor Conference Room A

The regular meeting of the Subcommittee to the State Board of Examiners was called to order at 700 West State Street, Boise, Idaho, at 1:30 p.m. pursuant to Idaho Code §67-2002 and by order of the chair.

The following members were present: Brian Kane, Office of the Attorney General; David Fulkerson, Division of Financial Management; Tim Hurst, Secretary of State’s Office; and Brian Benjamin, Office of the State Controller, as assisting secretary to the subcommittee.

Also present by invitation were: Mary Marsh, Bureau of Homeland Security; Merideth Hackney, Office of the State Controller; Brent Reinke, Department of Correction; and Deborah Wonch, Office of the State Controller.

Discussion: Mr. Benjamin asked for a motion to amend the agenda to include item 7.

Resolution: Mr. Hurst moved to add item 7 to the agenda. Mr. Kane seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


CONSENT AGENDA

1. Minutes
Approval of official minutes for the meeting of the Sub-committee to the Board of Examiners on July 9, 2013.

Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 1. Mr. Fulkerson seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


REGULAR AGENDA

2. Department of Administration
a. Request for recognition of assignment according to Idaho Code §67-1027 from Delores Birch to Dwight and Regina Hill. (Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is Lessee.)

b. Request for recognition of assignment according to Idaho Code §67-1027 from Snake River Plaza (with Anna Kohler as Manager) to Snake River Plaza LLC (with Bryan Mitchell as Owner). (Idaho Department of Agriculture is Lessee.)

Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 2 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


3. Bureau of Homeland Security
ID#
Description
Amount
Comments
Date to Board
2013-00072
Mercury Spill
$2,000.09
Response to threat of a mercury spill in a private residence. (LEWIS COUNTY)
08/13/2013
2013-00073
Suspicious Package
$2,464.45
Response to a suspicious package in a federal facility. (ADA COUNTY)
08/13/2013
2013-00074
Radioactive Material
$5,445.91
Response to a potentially radioactive substance found in a commercial warehouse. (LEWIS COUNTY)
08/13/2013
2013-00075
Explosives
$708.27
Response to a threat of explosive materials in a parking lot. (ELMORE COUNTY)
08/13/2013
TOTAL
$10,618.72
Discussion: Mr. Hurst commented that he was surprised it took so many people to determine if it was a mercury thermometer.

Ms. Marsh noted that Lewiston Fire responded with three people. They have to have an incident commander plus two responders. Three people are the minimum that can respond to a hazardous materials incident.

Mr. Kane commented that there were no hazardous materials released. He asked why the individual is penalized and responsible for costs for doing the right thing by reporting.

Ms. Marsh said that according to the statute, they can seek recovery for “the release” or “the threat of” a release.

Mr. Kane said it cost the family $2,000.

Mr. Marsh said they want to make sure the laws are followed and hopes the responsible party has insurance to cover the cost.

Mr. Hurst said it is still a valid claim to the state.

Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 3 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.



4. Military Division
Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code §72-928 of payment of worker’s compensation claims for members of the Idaho National Guard, resulting while the soldier was on duty in the amount of $1,606.04.

Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 4 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


5. Ada County Sheriff’s Office
Request for approval pursuant to Idaho Code §31-2219, and Idaho Code §31-3203, for prisoners sentenced to ISCI and transported to the Ada County Jail upon a Judgment of Conviction or a Return on a Board Warrant for April 2013 through June 2013 in the amount of $3,535.68.

Resolution: Mr. Hurst moved to approve item 5 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Fulkerson seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

6. Office of the State Controller
Request to re-issue and update procedures for approving object code transfers, program transfers, and spending authority pursuant to Idaho Code §§ 67-3511 and 67-3516(2).

Discussion: Mr. Benjamin explained that this is a joint request with the Division of Financial Management. In June 1994, there was a procedure that was approved by the Board of Examiners for object code transfers. Near the end of the fiscal year agencies ask to transfer funds to help balance the budget. This request would follow the same procedure (DFM approval and final approval through Statewide Accounting) to do the object code transfers, program transfers, and spending authority.

Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 6 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.


7. Department of Correction
Request approval pursuant to Idaho Code §67-5302(20) for overtime worked by employees during an execution.

Discussion: Dir. Reinke requested to pay staff involved in executions via the ONL requirement. This is not reimbursable by the Federal Government; this money would come out of the general fund.

Resolution: Mr. Kane moved to approve item 7 and place it on the consent agenda. Mr. Hurst seconded the motion. The motion carried on a unanimous voice vote.

Discussion: Mr. Fulkerson said that it cost $25,000 last time. The staff worked overtime and had to take comp time.

Mr. Hurst asked how they incur that much expense during an execution.

Dir. Reinke said it all revolves around the policies and procedures 48 hours prior to and 24 hours after an execution. They have a statewide lockdown and additional security. They have to do 10 live rehearsals prior to the execution. Staff must also go through mental health debriefs. It is not mandatory overtime, but worked voluntarily.


INFORMATIONAL AGENDA

8. Office of the Attorney General
a. Notification that Bradlee R. Frazer of the firm of Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley, LLP, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, Idaho Code Commission, in defending its claim of copyright in the complied Idaho Code.

b. Notification that Peter J. Johnson of Johnson Law Group in Spokane, Washington, has been appointed pursuant to Idaho Code §67-1409 as Special Deputy Attorney General for the purpose of representing the State of Idaho, in the case of Mueller v. City of Sandpoint.
    9. State Insurance Fund
    a. Estimate of the State Insurance Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of
      June, 2013.
          Estimated expenditure for workers compensation claim costs, dividends and premium refunds
      $14,000,000.00
        Funds Expended in June, 2013:
        Workers Compensation Claim Costs
      $10,058,020.32
        Dividends
      0
        Commissions
      2,438,469.82
        Policy Refunds
      121482.40
        Total
      $12,617,972.54
    b. Estimate of the Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund expenses to be paid by sight drafts for the month of June, 2013.
        Estimated expenditure for Petroleum Clean Water Trust Fund
    $450,000.00
      Funds Expended in June, 2013:
      Payroll
    $42,167.97
      Operations
    6,145.48
      Claim Costs
    39,148.56
      Total
    $87,462.01

    Mr. Hurst moved to adjourn at 2:00 p.m. Mr. Kane seconded the motion.
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